Good Afternoon readers!
As, I sit at my local small business coffee shop, I reflect on all of the positivity in my life and how much I am grateful for. I would like to start this post by listing a few of these things: I am so grateful for my loving family, my reliable car, my health, my ever so loving and caring best friends, and for caffeine!
Remember, if you are ever feeling down or not in your best of moods just reflect about all the things you are personally grateful for in life and this will most likely put your mood in a better place.
A lesser-known fact about me is that my sister is one of my heros and she happens to live across the world from me. She followed her dreams and lives in Dubai where she always wanted to move. Recently, she sent me an e-mail requesting to purchase an e-book entitled “How to Lead a TED Talk” for her co-worker because it was only available for purchase in the states. As I was looking into it, I realized that I have always wanted to be a speaker at TED Talks, so I told this to my sister. I told her that one of my life goals is to lead a TED Talk and she suggested in getting a copy of the book for myself as well. Literally the next day I got e-mail that would help this dream become a reality.
As part of my daily routine I check my e-mails and saw one from one of my favorite former English instructors that read:
“Salim – If you are going to be in town June 8, please call me about an opportunity to speak at a TEDx event at the college.“
I have been ridiculously excited ever since; I had some preliminary meetings, signed some waivers and am officially scheduled to speak on June 8th! Now, although TEDx is community ran it is one step closer to completing another one of my life goals!
On a slightly different note, in my last post I discussed how I “I want to be able to use theatre and the arts to travel and empower diverse groups of teens and youth. A sort of motivational speaker. That is my dream job.” Well, since that post I auditioned for a company entitled, “Soul Shoppe,” who does just that. They’re a program whose motto is “Keeping children safe & Bully-Free.” Although it was quite a process, it was definitely worth going through, their principles and beliefs follow what I truly believe in. All applicants had to get their applications and covers screened by the staff, then from there get invited to an initial group audition, followed by a second group audition by invitation only, and finally from there they decided on who will be entering the training process. Out of the many applicants, I am pleased to say I am one of the six who are invited to the training process this summer.
Don't forget to live your dreams and share YOUR passion!
Would love to hear all about them in the comments below! :)